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GhostBed vs Casper Mattress Comparison

See how the Casper and GhostBed mattresses line up in a side-by-side comparison.

The Casper and the GhostBed mattresses have more in common than their spooky names, including their high-quality memory foam layers and medium-firm firmness level, which is about 6.5/10 on the firmness scale and suits all sleep positions.

The main difference between these mattresses is the materials. The GhostBed offers extra bounce and cooling with their latex layer. The gel memory foam layer provides extra cooling and cushioned support. The Casper is an all-foam mattress that uses aerated foam and zoned support to give you a cool, cozy night’s sleep. So which mattress is for you? Read our comprehensive comparison to decide.


GhostBed vs Casper Overview

Customer Rating
MA Score
Summary
Firmness
Type
Trial Period
Warranty

GhostBed

Customer Rating
MA Score
8.6 / 10
Summary

Affordable latex mattress

Firmness

Medium-firm - firm: 6.5/10

Type

Latex mattress with gel memory foam

Trial Period

101 days

Warranty

20-year limited warranty

Casper

Customer Rating
MA Score
9.1 / 10
Summary

Universal firmness mattress for the average sleeper

Firmness

Medium firm: 6/10

Type

Memory foam

Trial Period

100 days

Warranty

10-year limited warranty

Ghostbed mattress

GhostBed Mattress Review Highlights

  • Latex foam naturally regulates your temperature upon contact, so you can kiss night sweats goodbye
  • A plush, stretchy cover wicks away moisture and provides a soft surface under your sheets
  • Gel-memory foam contours your shoulders, hips, knees, and ankles, providing a measure of pressure relief
  • The latex and gel memory foam layers work together to keep you cool under the covers
  • A 20-year limited warranty helps you rest better knowing your bed is eligible for repair or replacement for 2 full decades

Casper Mattress Review Highlights

  • Perforated foam in the top layer draws heat down away from your body and creates extra airflow, keeping you cool
  • Zoned Support ensures that your different joints and muscles get the specific firmness needed to keep your spine aligned and your back pain-free
  • Sky-high scores for edge support, spinal alignment, and responsiveness mean you can toss and turn all night and never lose the support needed to keep you comfortable
  • 4 all-foam layers provide excellent pressure relief for your unique curves
  • Free-shipping and returns, plus a 10-year limited warranty make your purchase risk-free

Compare Mattress Dimensions/Sizes

The GhostBed and Casper mattresses are nearly identical in dimensions and size. The only difference is that Casper’s Twin XL mattress is 1 inch wider than GhostBed’s Twin XL. Height difference? Take a look at the mattress dimensions.

GhostBed Casper
Thickness 11” 11”
Twin 39″ x 75″ 39″ x 75″
Twin XL 38″ x 80″ 39″ x 80″
Full 54″ x 75″ 54″ x 75″
Queen 60″ x 80″ 60″ x 80″
King 76″ x 80″ 76″ x 80″
California King 72″ x 84″ 72″ x 84″

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Compare GhostBed and Casper Prices

No matter how you look at the numbers, the GhostBed and the Casper are both reasonably priced. Casper’s mattresses are slightly more expensive about 50% of the time, although their Twin XL is significantly lower priced than GhostBed’s. Both companies also offer financing, so whichever bed you choose, you don’t have to wait to purchase.

GhostBed Casper
Twin $545 $595
Twin XL $745 $695
Full $995 $995
Queen $1,095 $1,095
King $1,250 $1,295
California King $1,275 $1,295

Compare What’s Inside

Both mattresses prioritize cooling technology and the contouring benefits of memory foam. They also each have 4 layers. You’ll notice that the different materials used result in a slightly different feel between the two.

Inside the GhostBed Mattress

  • Soft Cover: a breathable polyester and viscose cover that wicks moisture and adds breathability
  • Latex: a perforated layer of rubber-based latex that naturally cools, increases comfort, and adds an extra bounce for extracurricular evening activities
  • Gel-Memory Foam: a softer layer of cooling memory foam that takes pressure off your curves
  • High-Density Foam: a thick, supportive foam layer that improves durability and whole-body support
Inside Casper Original

Inside the Casper Mattress

  • Airscape Foam: a perforated layer of breathable foam that keeps air moving for a cooler night’s sleep
  • Zoned Support: a layer of ergonomic memory foam with 3 zones that provide specialized support to shoulders (softer), hips (firmer), and your lumbar region (firmer)
  • Base Layer: a thick layer of support foam that adds longevity to your mattress lifespan and extra firmness to prevent sinkage

Compare Mattress Advisor Scores

Our evaluation breaks down each mattress’s strengths and weak spots. Take a look to learn why Casper beat out GhostBed in the final score.

GhostBed Casper
Shipping 10 10
Trial Period 10 9
Return Policy 10 10
Warranty 10 9
Set-Up Test 7 8
Motion Transfer Test 7.5 8
Edge Support Test 8.5 9.5
Pressure Relief Test 6.5 8.5
Spinal Alignment Test 7.5 9.5
Responsiveness Test 8.5 10
Cooling Evaluation 8.5 7
Durability Evaluation 9 8
Customer Service Score 9 9
Social Impact Score 6 9
TOTAL SCORE 8.6/10 9.1/10

Verdict: Which Is the Best Mattress?

If we’re going by the numbers, Casper outranks GhostBed in the total score and several individual categories; however, the GhostBed has many strengths to spotlight. When deciding between the two, consider your sleep style, cooling, and buying experience.

Sleep Position

Both mattresses in this comparison are medium-firm, meaning they’re about right in the middle, which works for all sleep styles. Some consumers call medium-firm the “Goldilock’s” level of firmness, meaning it’s not too hard and not too soft. Generally, medium-firm mattresses provide enough support for back and stomach sleepers and enough cushion for side sleepers.

In this case, we recommend the Casper for side sleepers. It received an 8.5/10 on pressure point relief, compared to GhostBed’s average 6.5/10. Pressure relief is extra important for those putting weight on their shoulders and hips. Casper also received a 9.5/10 on spinal alignment, while GhostBed earned 7.5/10. Side sleeping has the potential to cause extra strain on the spine, so staying aligned through the night helps to prevent back pain.

Both beds are great choices for stomach and back sleepers because these positions need a firmer feel. Stomach sleepers especially need to avoid sinking into their bed, which can increase contortion of their neck and spine. The GhostBed and Casper each offer denser supportive layers and cushioning comfort layers. Finally, combination sleepers will probably want to opt for the Casper, since many combination sleepers end up on their side at least once during the night.

Cooling

While the GhostBed and Casper both spotlight their cooling technologies, GhostBed earned a higher score on our cooling evaluation with an 8.5/10. That means our testers thought it helped regulate their temperatures a little better than the Casper. The Casper earned 7/10, meaning it offers average temperature regulation.

For these reasons, we recommend the GhostBed for sleepers who run hot. This can also include couples, whose dual body heat tends to amplify the overall temperature beneath the sheets. The scores are relatively close, so you get at least some cooling with either mattress choice.

Buying Experience

Buying experience can make the difference between being stuck with a bed you don’t love and finding the exact right fit for you. Both Casper and GhostBed improve their shopper’s buying experience by offering sleep trials, free shipping, free returns, and optional set-up services.

Casper ships your new mattress for free within 1-2 days of ordering. UPS typically delivers your mattress within 2-7 business days. They give you 100 days to trial your new bed, but ask that you allow 30 days before requesting a free return and full refund. They also offer in-home delivery and set-up for $100 (excluding Alaska and Hawaii) and $75 in Los Angeles or New York City. For an extra $50, they’ll remove and dispose of your old mattress, as well.

GhostBed outdoes Casper’s sleep trial by a single day. You get 101 days to test your new mattress. Their shipping is also a bit quicker than Casper’s,you can have your GhostBed mattress in 3-5 days with free shipping. They also offer in-home set-up and old mattress removal for $199.

Lastly, both mattresses were fairly easy to unbox. The Casper took around 4 hours to fully inflate and there was mild off-gassing, but it was gone after a few hours. The GhostBed only took 2 minutes to set up. There was also some off-gassing that dissipated within a few hours. We recommend airing out the room where you set up your new mattress until any scents are gone before putting on your sheets.

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